The easy ways to grow and bloom daffodils.

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Daffodil bulb selection: The larger the bulb, the more flowers it will bloom. Take mine as an example, the circumference is 22-23 centimeters, and one can produce about 5 flower stems.

Variety selection: Double and single, the double petaled is more expensive, with more flowers on a single flower stem, both are very fragrant, it depends on personal preference.

Planting time: Generally, it is between autumn and winter to early spring, with a minimum of no less than -3 degrees Celsius and a maximum of no more than 25 degrees Celsius. It is more suitable to control the time to bloom during the Spring Festival. Refer to the comparison chart in the last picture for specific reference. The time of flowering can be adjusted by adjusting the temperature (such as placing it outdoors or indoors), but the best way to adjust the flowering time is to control the planting time. If it is not planted for the time being, it can be stored in a dry and cool place. Its optimum growth temperature is 5-18 degrees Celsius.


  1. Peel off the dried skin on the surface, or you can leave it, and it will look more beautiful after peeling. Then use a razor blade to make two cuts on each of the two sides without lateral buds in the shape of eight, with a depth of about 1 centimeter, which can make the buds in the large ball germinate more neatly. If you don't mind, you don't need to do this step, and it has little effect on flowering.
  2. Generally, the seller will give away chlorochlorone, mix it with water, then put the cut ball into the water to soak for a day and take it out. If the maintenance environment is well-lit (it can be exposed to the sun for more than half a day when the sun comes out), it is not necessary to use chlorochlorone to soak, nor will it grow easily and fall over.
  3. Choose a non-leaking pot with an appropriate diameter and height. The diameter should be able to hold the ball. If it is a little larger, you can fill it with some stones, pottery pellets, etc. The height should be such that the water level can just submerge the bottom of the ball (about 1-2 centimeters of water depth). Of course, a taller pot can also be used, just be careful not to add too much water.

Add water and change water: Place the balls evenly in the pot, add clear water to cover the bottom of the ball. Change the water once a day for the first week, and then don't need to change the water every day. Just add water when the water is low, until the bottom of the ball or a little lower; change the water in time when the water quality becomes worse or even smells bad.

If you want to bloom earlier, move it to a warmer place, such as an indoor sunny place. Be sure to rotate the pot 90 degrees every day to avoid uneven crown.

In southern China, full outside hydroponics.
Planted on December 4, 2023, with a temperature of 9-16 degrees Celsius
Buds appeared on January 1, 2024, with a temperature of 3-10 degrees Celsius
The first flower bloomed on January 18, 2024, with a temperature of 7-14 degrees Celsius
Moved to the sunny indoor balcony on January 19, 2024, for easy viewing, with a temperature of 17 degrees Celsius;
On January 25, 2024, 6 bulbs and 30 flower stems, almost all of them bloomed, and the whole room was filled with fragrance.

Of course, it can also be soil-cultured, directly buried in the soil, leaving the head exposed, keeping the soil moist, and getting more sunlight. Whether it is hydroponic or soil-cultured, the flower bulbs will become much smaller after blooming, and it will hardly bloom again in the second year. It is not worth the effort to raise for a few more years, so it is usually just thrown away after blooming. It can also be kept, and the hydroponic ones that have bloomed can be planted in the soil. When the weather gets warmer, the leaves gradually wither, and when it gets cooler in autumn and winter, they will grow again, but only the leaves can be appreciated.

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